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Carlos Reygadas (Silent Light, Battle in Heaven) turns the camera on himself in this tale of a marriage at breaking point.
Reygadas and his real-life wife Natalia López play Juan and Esther, who live a peaceful yet unusual existence on a Mexican cattle ranch; unusual insofar as they are in an open relationship with Esther having an affair with an American horse trainer. Juan, for his part, can handle it as long as he hears how things are going, but when Natalia stops giving him information, the dynamic quickly shifts, forcing Juan to examine his fragile masculinity.
Incorporating beautiful, expansive photography, Our Time is a raw exploration of a couple at a moment of crisis, a story that is somehow both quotidian yet epic in scope.
(Notes by David O’Mahony)
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